August 2020

Chiropractor in Tempe and Gilbert Arizona

Choose Chiropractic FIRST for Low Back Pain

When it comes to a condition like low back pain, does it matter what type of healthcare provider a patient initially visits for treatment? A study published in 2015 looked at this question and found that the type of healthcare provider a patient initially consulted had a dramatic effect on both their short-term and long-term prognosis. In the study, researchers monitored 719 patients with low back pain, 403 of whom initially...

Chiropractic Care for Elderly Suffering in Neck Pain

Chiropractic Care of the Elderly with Neck Pain

One-in-five adults over the age of 70 suffer from neck pain, which can dramatically affect their overall quality of life. So how effective is chiropractic care for a senior’s neck pain? A 2019 study published in the journal Chiropractic & Manual Therapies surveyed 288 Australian chiropractors and found that individuals over 65 years of age account for nearly a third (28.5%) of total patient volume. Of these elderly patients, nearly half (46%)...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes and Treatments

Who Gets Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Though carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects 4% of the population, some individuals have a much greater risk for the condition, and several factors may need to be addressed to achieve a successful outcome. Trauma: An acute trauma, such as a bone fracture, can lead to CTS. However, repetitive stress injuries are more commonly associated with the condition. Anatomy: Not all wrists are equal, and some individuals, especially biological women, may have a...

Hip Bursitis Pain Clinic

Hip Bursitis and Management Strategies

Hip pain is a common complaint that can arise from many different sources including the spine, pelvis, and the knee. Greater Trochanteric Bursitis or gluteal tendonitis (GT) is a condition that occurs five-times more often in women than men, affecting one-in-four women over 50 years of age. Patients with GT experience pain in the region from the side of their hip toward the buttocks, which can make finding a comfortable sleeping...

Understanding Whiplash

Understanding Whiplash Associated Disorders

Whiplash associated disorders (WADs) can be a very confusing condition characterized by a myriad of symptoms stemming from a forceful, rapid back-and-forth motion of the head and neck. While this process commonly occurs during a rear-end crash, it can also arise from a slip-and-fall injury, sports injury, physical abuse, or any type of trauma involving a quick, forceful impact. To understand how this happens, let’s discuss the mechanism of injury...